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Bora One-Hand Bar Clamp

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Bora
Model:
540863
Price:
$18

Description

This 12" pistol grip style quick acting clamp features ergonomically designed handles that fit comfortably in your hand. High strength, light weight composite body soft grip clamping pads feature a V-groove for round objects. Throat depth 2" with 330 lbs. clamping force. Clamp can be reversed for spreading.

• High strength light weight composite body
• Soft grip clamping pads feature a V-groove for round objects
• 2" throat depth with 330 lbs. clamping force, length 12"
• Clamp can be reversed for spring for spreading

WOOD magazine review

Frustrating and awkward to use

Review Summary

One of the heaviest clamps in this category, the Bora would benefit greatly from a redesign. The rubber-overmold grip is easy to grip, but it topped out at just 96 lbs of clamping force in our testing, putting it more in the realm of the light-duty clamps despite its large size. When we clamped the jaws tightly we routinely had to use a mallet to free the release mechanism.
The jaw pads slid off the jaws frequently, but since their diamond-grid pattern left indentations on soft woods, we sometimes preferred using them without pads. And finally, to convert to spreader mode, you have to use a screwdriver (and often a mallet) to remove the fixed jaw and then reposition it backwards.

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Detailed Ratings

1.8
out of 5

Performance

2

Features

2

Ease of Use

1

Value

2

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